Category: Parenting

Traveling to Ireland with children

Two weeks in Ireland? Sweet. Doing it with a four-year-old and an 18-month-old? Not so sweet. Actually, never mind. Really. I’ll just stay home. Those were my first thoughts when a friend invited my family and me to Ireland. She and her family live on Inis Mor (pronounced Inishmore), one of the rugged Aran Islands […]

Falling in love with running

I was not a runner.  I was working on a small-scale farm that supplied vegetables for a restaurant.  My schedule wasn’t demanding, which meant I had free time to explore and hike the local trails. And then one day, on a whim, some co-workers and I signed up for a 5k trail run. That’s when […]

A doula explains placenta encapsulation

When I first heard about placenta encapsulation, I was skeptical. It sounded gross and weird. When I was pregnant with my fourth child my doula friend told me that ingesting some placenta could help the uterus to contract — reducing blood loss and balance my mood. Really? I’d had a small postpartum hemorrhage with two […]

Celebrating International Breastfeeding Week

Hello! It’s Mel from New Life Doula Services. Because it’s International Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7 every year),  I wanted to take some time and talk with one of our very own Wenatchee Mom Bloggers and an amazing breastfeeding advocate, networker and collaborator: Carrie Bews.  If you’ve ever attended a mother and baby support group at […]

Words from a stranger

My kids were fighting again, this time because my 3-year old daughter had taken the chair that her 5-year old brother wanted. They were yelling and starting to get physical. I hated what I was about to do, dreaded it even, but I knew I needed to do it. In the middle of my transaction, […]